Sweden Won The Western Vote – analysis of East/West voting differences

After a break of two years (in which Norway and Germany won) an Eastern European country has again won the Eurovision Song Contest and again people have been quick to blame the ‘block vote’. To test this I’ve removed all the east-European countries from the voting(except Turkey and Israel who’ve taken part since 1975). These are the results:

1. Sweden 113
2. Italy 100
3. Azerbaijan 99
4. Ireland 95
5. Denmark 86
6. Germany 74
7. Bosnia and Herzegovina 73
8. France 52
9. Romania 51
10. United Kingdom 48
11. Iceland 48
12. Ukraine 46
13. Finland 44
14. Moldova 43
15. Greece 42
16. Serbia 36
17. Hungary 32
18. Austria 31
19. Slovenia 31
20. Spain 28
21. Estonia 25
22. Georgia 25
23. Lithuania 20
24. Russia 17
25. Switzerland 10

So we can see from these results that although Sweden topped the western vote Azerbaijan weren’t far behind in 3rd place. We see much higher results for Ireland, Germany and France in the west European voting and much lower placings for Ukraine, Greece, Georgia and Russia. The full west European voting results are available here.

EASTERN EUROPE RESULTS

In the east European voting we see Ukraine, Georgia, Greece, Slovenia and Russia doing much better than in west European, whilst Sweden, Germany, France and Ireland fare much worse.

1. Azerbaijan 122
2. Ukraine 113
3. Italy 89
4. Georgia 85
5. Greece 78
6. Sweden 72
7. Slovenia 65
8. Russia 60
9. Moldova 54
10. Bosnia and Herzegovina 52
11. United Kingdom 52
12. Serbia 49
13. Lithuania 43
14. Denmark 41
15. Germany 33
16. Austria 33
17. France 30
18. Romania 26
19. Ireland 24
20. Spain 22
21. Hungary 21
22. Estonia 19
23. Finland 13
24. Iceland 13
25. Switzerland 9

Full voting here.

So here are the overall results with the placings for East and West in brackets.

1. Azerbaijan 221 (3rd West/1st East)
2. Italy 189 (2nd West/3rd East)

3. Sweden 185 (1st West/7th East)
4. Ukraine 159 (12th West/2nd East)
5. Denmark 134 (5th West/14th East)
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina 125 (7th West/10th East)
7. Greece 120 (15th West/5th East)
8. Ireland 119 (4th West/19th East)
9. Georgia 110 (22nd West/4th East)
10. Germany 107 (6th West/15th East)
11. United Kingdom 100 (10th West/11th East)
12. Moldova 97 (14th West/9th East)
13. Slovenia 96 (19th West/7th East)
14. Serbia 85 (16th West/12th East)
15. France 82 (8th West/17th East)
16. Russia 77 (24th West/8th East)
17. Romania 77 (9th West/18th East)

18. Austria 64 (18th West/16th East)
19. Lithuania 63 (23rd West/13th East)
20. Iceland 61 (11th West/24th East)
21. Finland 57 (13th West/23rd East)

22. Hungary 53 (17th West/21st East)
23. Spain 50 (20th West/20th East)
24. Estonia 44 (21st West/22nd East)
25. Switzerland 19 (25th West/25h East)

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